October 11 Edevotional

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.” Exodus 20:2

 

We read the Ten Commandments in worship this past Sunday. We’ve been following our ancestors through the wilderness, where they asked Moses to intervene with God to make a set of laws for them, to protect them from evil. Laws can give us some sense of safety and security. The farther the Israelites traveled in the wilderness, the deeper they went into the confrontations with evil, meant to harm, to rip them apart from God. What God gave them was a set of commands meant to declare them a free people and to nurture that freedom to become a community that does no harm, ten best ways of living in love with God and in love and care for self and neighbor. The people were blown away by what God gave them. Freedom in love is a gift from God to be nurtured and a responsibility to be taken seriously. Do not enslave yourself to other gods such as money, work, addictions; honor yourself and the earth with a Sabbath rest; keep your desires from jealousy, from stealing, from coveting what others have, be pro-life in all ways, honor each other, take your vows of commitment seriously, do not give false truths, do not give a false witness of another, watch and think about what comes from your mouth.  There are so many ways that I am not free, but I’m learning what it means to be and become all that God created me to be. What keeps you bound? Out of breath? Unable to envision God’s dream?

Rev. Sherrie Lowly

 

HAPPENINGS

Youth Forum
October 16th
Youth Stress in Northbrook:
Stories, Conversaion and Information
7:00-8:30pm   Free
Northbrook Public Library
Sponsored by the Northbrook Youth Commission

Book Club
October 18   7:00pm
At the Metzler home
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

Faith Formation
Classes begin this Sunday for Youth
We began last Sunday for children
Please join us for intentional, creative and
family focused learning.

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